Sunday, February 9, 2020

Slow XStitching & OMG

Because I was at a hooking retreat the first of the month, I fell behind on blogging my goals and progress. I know that link up for OMG is closed, but I did have a goal for February. 
My February OMG was to complete the God Bless America quilt top, which is also on my UFO list for 2020. I started this week with the half square triangle segments in four pieces.

And finished the top today!

Feels really good to have this one to flimsy stage. And that means that I can strike off two of the fourteen quilting UFOs that I chose to work on in 2020. 

I had set a goal of finishing one Prairie Schooler Santa per month this year. These guys are my stitches for January and February.
I will make them into tag ornaments like 
Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher.

These are the five that I’ve stitched thus far.

I am stitching Ann Roberts 1824 by Hands Across the Seas as a SAL with a group on FB (Our Sampler Years - Yesterday’s Needlework for Today).

Each month’s work has been plotted out.

I finished January on time...

And have made a good start on February.

Linking up with Kathy Slow Sunday Stitching.

SA went to University of Colorado Boulder to visit last weekend. Her first solo plane trip, Uber ride and visit with a friend she only knew from social media ( but the mom is a friend of Christi’s). She had a great time, but realized how far she was from home and how culturally different it was from the South. 

On her way home, she got a text from her mom that this had come in the mail!! Perfect timing, me thinks.

Take Care,


  1. Wow, you sure have a LOT of projects going on. Having that many UFOs would be unsettling to me. Luckily I only have the one star quilt which was started decades ago and it may OR may not ever get done. But thank goodness it is the only UFO.

  2. Your cross stitched piece is lovely! It's nice when it's broken down into bite sized monthly pieces, isn't it? I like small goals! I love your Santas! They will make really cute ornaments! :)

  3. what an amazing quilt and lovely too..Nice work hugs, Julierose

  4. Oh my! That is a lot of triangles. I don't think I could sew them together as well as you did.

  5. So any wonderful wips. You are one crazy, busy woman. LOVE those Prairie Schooler Santas.
    WOW! Sara Ashley has some big decisions to make and I'm sure she will choose wisely.
    I guess none of us are financially :)